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Censorship

+ - Demonoid torrent tracker site shut down by CRIA 1

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "As of Tuesday, 25th September 2007, Demonoid is currently down, with no prior warnings from any moderators of the site. Both the main torrent page and the forum (fora) are no longer accessible. It is still possible to ping and trace the IP address of the site and it locates itself as in Canada. As of 6:45pm EST on 9-25-07, SSH and SMTP services are no longer active. Torrentfreak.com has since reported this is due to legal actions from the CRIA (Canadian Recording Industry Association) who ordered Demonoid's ISP to shut down the site."
United States

+ - What Color is Your Steak?

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MediaCow.tv
MediaCow.tv writes "Author Jim Hightower just released a humorous piece: What Color Is Your Steak? about the FDA's approval of carbon monoxide gassing of meat to make it more red (a practice outlawed in the EU). According to FDA filings, U.S. retailers failed to capture at least one billion dollars of revenue annually from fresh beef sales, due to product discoloration."
Handhelds

+ - No more Sharp Zaurus handhelds

Submitted by
pdawerks
pdawerks writes "Although these Linux-based handhelds are not that widespread throughout the world, it is sad to see another "genuine PDA" platform leaving the market. Despite lack of truly new models in the recent years, the Zaurus, thanks to the open OS, large screen and full QWERTY keypad, has always been loved among mobile enthusiasts.

According to the above source, the last model will leave the assembly line somewhere next month. Therefore, you should have enough time to get to Japan for a piece of mobile history of your own.

You can read the full article here http://www.pdalive.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&th readid=13223."
Privacy

Journal: Medical privacy: You have none. Psych notes are public

Journal by nbauman

Your most private thoughts that you share with your psychotherapist have been scanned and merged with your general medical records, where they are now available to anybody who sues your insurance company over a fender-bender auto accident, if your hospital is like Stanford Hospital & Clinics (and most are). That's what Patricia Galvin found out when she sued her therapist, clinical psychologist Rachel Manber, for disclosing her therapy notes, even though Manber assure

Wii

+ - Nintendo may provide indie-games for download

Submitted by cathector
cathector (972646) writes "in an article at ComputerAndVideoGames.com, Nintendo is quoted as saying: "Nintendo has developed a programming system that will allow small independent developers to make games for Wii download service. We cannot confirm at this time in what format the new content will be delivered, but in the future there will be original games available for download through the Wii Shop.""

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